Free Flu Shot Clinic

November 28, 2011

The Flathead Food Bank will be hosting a FLU SHOT CLINIC on Wednesday November 30th from 9am to 4pm. Flu shots will be free to people who have no insurance. If you have clients that are in need of a flu shot, please have them call the Flathead Food Bank at 752-3663 to make an appointment. Space is limited, and space will be filled on a first call first serve basis.


Employee Handbook Overview

May 25, 2011

This Employee Handbook Overview includes 7 hours of instruction and discussion on the most common employment policies. You will take with you both a hard copy and an electronic, editable employee handbook template. The instructor will provide handouts highlighting the most pertinent information on each policy, as well as resource links and alternate wording or suggestions for your own policies.

Please bring any current handbook materials you have.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Avenue, Kalispell
Cost: $245

presented by Kristin Donahue of Employment Dimensions

Learn more and register here.

Proposal and Grant Development

May 23, 2011

According to Mim Carlson the author of Winning Grants Step by Step: “Grants are a key source of support for many organizations, particularly new organizations or those starting new programs. Writing proposals for grants is an inexpensive way to raise funds, because the writing and research do not cost much money (just lots of your time!). A strong proposal – that is, a well-written, well-organized proposal – can bring in substantial income for your organization.”

Join MNA for this hands-on, two-day grantwriting workshop and learn how to deconstruct the key elements of a grant request/proposal; research funders; practice writing sections of a typical proposal; discuss the pros and cons of how you have organized your thinking/writing; and, prepare to develop a complete proposal. Specifically, time will be focused on:

* Searching for grants and interpreting Request for Proposal guidelines;
* Developing budgets;
* Developing measureable goals and objectives; and
* Designing evaluation approaches.
* Bring your grant proposals!

Participants will be working with their own grant proposals throughout the workshop. Whether you have unfunded grant proposals, proposals in progress, or are just getting started, bring your specific grant plans for hands-on development time.

Consultation Time
On-site, individual consultations will also be available during the workshop. Dr. Stewart will also provide remote consultation (via telephone or email) to all interested workshop participants for the first thirty days immediately following the workshop.

Searching for Grants
Time will be available with the trainer Monday evening for a demonstration of grant search strategies through MNA’s partnership program, GrantStation.

Workshop Fees
Includes two-day workshop, materials, onsite and 30-day post workshop consultation, lunch both days, breakfast one day, and breaks. Workshop limited to 50 individuals – first-come-first serve. Workshop fees are non-refundable for cancellations after June 3. Pre-payment is required; payment in full must be received by MNA no later than June 3rd in order to hold your registration.

Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 9 am – 5 pm
Best Western GranTree Inn
Bozeman, Montana
Cost: $295 for MNA members or $550 for Non-members*

* Note: In our May e-Newsletter, we mentioned that Incumbent Worker Training funds are available to pay for trainings. Please sure to check to see whether your nonprofit may utilize those funds for this training. For more information: Click on “NpDP e-News – May 2011” under the past issues section.

In order to provide custom consulting time for each participant, space is limited to 50 individuals – registrations will be honored on a first-come-first-serve basis. Workshop fees are non-refundable for cancellations after June 3. Pre-payment is required; payment in full must be received by MNA no later than June 3rd in order to hold your registration. Substitutions are allowed, please contact MNA to arrange.

Register here.

Incumbent Worker Training Program

May 11, 2011

The IWT Program from the Montana Department of Labor (DoL) has made available up to $2000 for training of full-time employees and up to $1000 for part-time employees.

Read more information on how to utilize this training assistance here.

Employment Posters Available

April 4, 2011

If you are looking for a place to pick out those “required to post,” but free employment posters, look no further than the Flathead Job Service. They have all of the necessary posters, including the minimum wage change to $7.35 per hour. The posters are available at 427 First Avenue East in Kalispell and 511 First Avenue West in Columbia Falls. For more details:

Giftworks Database Training

December 31, 2010

Foy’s to Blacktail Trails is applying for a grant to fund an open training with a Giftworks expert. If your organization utilizes Giftworks and would like to participate in the training, please contact Jill Seigmund by January 3.

Northwestern Energy’s Charitable Giving Program

December 2, 2010

Northwestern Energy is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for 2011 funding and volunteer partnerships. They will be distributing $18,000 in Montana. The deadline for this application is December 3.

Thanks to the Montana Nonprofit Association for this lead.